Education

Board consensus to offer full-day kindergarten only The St. Michael-Albertville School District relayed concerns about a continued funding disparity gap to area legislators Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer and Rep. David FitzSimmons.   DISPARITY Supt. Jim Behle presented the general education revenue per pupil bar chart that shows STMA ranks 327 out of 336 state school districts [...]

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St. Michael-Albertville Middle School East Principal Jennie Kelly recently sent an email to school families notifying of the loss of seventh-grader Tyler Purohit, who battled cancer for the past 18 months. “He will be remembered as a student that was very outgoing, incredibly positive, and a caring young man who loved school!” Kelly said. “He [...]

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District anticipates budget cuts by AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board approved forming a committee that will be tasked with figuring out the district’s future activity fees in light of expected budget decreases. The board also approved the Q-Comp teacher pay program funded by the state, and took action on [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   The cities of St. Michael and Albertville conducted a joint meeting with the St. Michael-Albertville School Board. STMA Supt. Jim Behle began the meeting by giving the cities an overview of the school district financial situation. Current projections show that the district will have a deficit of over $1 [...]

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Board approves legislative resolutions The St. Michael-Albertville School District signed off on five bullet points improvement areas for the 2014 legislature to consider, including greater equity and fixing unfunded mandates.   LEGISLATURE Supt. Jim Behle noted that school board chairperson Doug Birk is a member of the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Delegate Assembly, and [...]

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